(Richmond, IN)--Economic development and employment leaders gathered in Richmond Monday to dispel a common misperception about the availability of local jobs. "Most of the time we hear there are no jobs in Richmond, but there are. But, from what the employers are saying, there's a soft skills gap, meaning 'Can you come to work on time? Can you complete your shift? Can you get along with people who are in your same work group?'" said Acacia (uh-COSS-ee-uh) St. John. She’s the local Work One Manager. On Monday, the results of a survey of local employers were released. 46 Wayne County employers responded to questions about what they’re looking for in potential employees, why employees are fired, and what skills those employers are seeking. 34 companies said that they have an average of 12 positions available right now. That’s more than 400 unfilled Wayne County jobs, and that only counts the 34 companies that responded to that question. What does the survey say employers are seeking most? 60% say they’re looking for someone who works well in a team situation. And what’s one of the more common reasons people are fired? Nearly 70 percent say it's people simply don’t show up to work. St. John said that when people are fired, they typically blame the employer. But, she said, they should look at themselves. "It's not always the employer. Sometimes you're going to have to make changes within yourself to get these better-paying jobs." We’ll be talking more about the survey results throughout the week.